Thursday, March 14, 2013, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London)
Thursday 14 March, 5pm at the Royal Statistical Society
The statistical implications of the
reorganisation of the health system in England –
who needs which statistics for what purpose?
The 2012 Health and Social Care Act has led to
the transfer of responsibilities from Strategic
Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts to
National, Regional and Local Commissioning
Bodies. And local authorities have been given a
major role in relation to public health. New
accountability mechanisms – the NHS Outcomes
Framework and the Public Health Outcomes
Framework – establish the desired outcomes of the health system.
What does this mean for official statistics about
health, in England? What changes are the
producers of these statistics planning, and how
well will the changes meet the needs of users of health statistics?
A range of speakers will talk about:
- the impact of the new arrangements on data
collection and the provision of data and statistics
- the statistical needs of public health
analysts, and how these are being addressed
- meeting the requirements of diverse users, the
tensions in multiple uses of health data, and
where and how information is published.
Royal Statistical Society